Will Air Force rescind its punishment of Christian?

Friday, October 20, 2017
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

no crossA Christian law firm is demanding that the United States Air Force rescind the punishment given to an officer for expressing his Christian-based beliefs on marriage and sexuality.

Col. Leland Bohannon – a decorated Air Force veteran – was on track to be promoted to Brigadier General ...until he came face-to-face with the LGBT agenda.

However, First Liberty Institute Director of Military Affairs Mike Berry explained that because of his Christian beliefs, Bohannon got into trouble when one of his subordinates – who happened to be homosexual – announced his retirement.

Because of his sincerely held religious beliefs, Bohannon opted to have a two-star general sign a certificate of appreciation to the airman's same-sex partner – rather than sign it himself.

"To me, it's more prestigious to have a general sign it than have a Colonel sign it, and I think most people would agree,” Berry insisted. “Well, this airman didn't agree, and he was very upset that Colonel Bohannon didn't personally sign it. And he filed a formal complaint and accused Colonel Bohannon of illegally discriminating against him."

Berry says the Air Force did an investigation.

"And they relied on a policy that came into existence under President Obama that says it's illegal to treat somebody differently based on sexual orientation," the legal expert explained.

As a result of this Obama directive, Bohannon has been stripped of his command, and the promotion board has been instructed not promote him.

But Berry noted that President Donald Trump has issued a new directive.

"[The president is [directing all federal agencies to insure that we protect and promote religious freedom to the greatest extent possible," Dacus pointed out.

Berry is hopeful that Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will follow through on her promise to carry out the president's guidelines and reverse what was done to his client.

In addition, First Liberty is requesting that the Air Force issue formal guidance to commanders that could prevent situations like this in the future.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your impression of the candid look into the Trump/Pelosi/Schumer interchange in the Oval Office?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Trump argues he 'never directed' his lawyer to break law
  In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent
  Senate passes overhaul of sexual harassment claim process
US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa
Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Pelosi critics
UK PM May says she will leave by 2022 election

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press
Risk of heart attack greatest at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve
Glorious hypocrisy: 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' banned - so why not misogynistic rap?
Under socialism, you can't even afford to die
Opinion: Lauren Daigle put on the spot

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Iran richer than NK – therefore, a bigger nuclear threat

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniA Pentagon advisor says because Iran is significantly wealthier than North Korea, it would pose a far worse threat if it obtains nuclear-tipped missiles.